Changed motherboard now windows is asking me for activation

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  1. cosminmocan

    cosminmocan MDL Novice

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    I activate my windows through kms and the free media center offer ,(when it still worked) now i want to reactivat emy windows but i dont know how.
    Shoudi try calling (considering that i dodnt payed for it ) please share youre opinions.
     
  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Use the MSToolkit which you'll find in the stickies here: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/38289-Windows-8-KMS-Activation
     
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  3. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    Try phone activation... if not worked then move to pro & use MStoolkit to activate
     
  4. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    Use the MStoolkit
     
  5. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Should use the MSToolkit because he activate already with KMS before change of MB! That means he didn't has a legit Key!
     
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  6. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    Careful reading help better...
     
  7. cosminmocan

    cosminmocan MDL Novice

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    It worked tryed again and it worked , now i want to backup my key,any idea.
    The ideal for me would be to make myself an bootable usb containing the win8pro with wmc and the key ,or i wan to know just how to read this one or preserve ,sorry for my confuzin g spelling :D
     
  8. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    #8 murphy78, Mar 13, 2013
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    You could get an xdelta patch for the pro to prowmc and then mount the install.wim index 1 in dism, do a /set-productkey and copy over the data.dat and tokens.dat files
    Example script would be something like this for the dism stuff:
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    dism /mount-wim /wimfile:c:\win8\sources\install.wim /index:1 /mountdir:c:\mnt
    dism /image:c:\mnt /set-productkey:xxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
    xcopy c:\actbackup\data.dat c:\mnt\windows\system32\spp\store /cherkyi
    xcopy c:\actbackup\tokens.dat c:\mnt\windows\system32\spp\store /cherkyi
    dism /unmount-wim /mountdir:c:\mnt /commit
    I haven't actually tested that, windows might do something to the files during install. But, you can try it.
     
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  9. cosminmocan

    cosminmocan MDL Novice

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    I want to do it as clean as it get`s ,if you think this will work i will do it right away
     
  10. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    For backup activation use ATM
     
  11. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    If the dism method doesn't work, then using ATM or simply copying the 2 files yourself are the only alternatives.
     
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  12. cosminmocan

    cosminmocan MDL Novice

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    So know i have done the backup of the license (manualy and using atm) call me crazy but a windows license is pretty valuable to me.
    Now i read on the atm this,,install the same drivers``` and here start my question i will reinstal the windows just because i have a faulty driver (an ide driver) its because this is my 3rd motherboard ,now what shoud ido normaly make the windows 8 pro with the wmc normaly or shoud i do something else ?
    Just for my silence i will also be doing a partition backup using norton ghost so that if it fails (hopfully not) to have something to hang to .
    And also thank`s for all youre helo guys im like new here and u all helped me alot .RESPECT guys :D
     
  13. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    You simply can not transfer a license once you swap a motherboard when it is not 100% identical, case closed (and so is this topic)